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    Aster CMI Hospital

    Address: Hebbal, Bangalore
      • Equipped to treat early and advance stage rectal cancer including Robotic surgery that is believed to reduce recovery time
      • Has a multi-disciplinary team of oncologists (surgical, medical and radiation oncology)
      • Runs a Gastro-intestinal cancer clinic, headed by the medical gastroenterology team for focused treatment of these types of cancer

    DCode Care Expert Analysis
      • 97% of clinical services recommended by international standards to comprehensively treat rectal cancer are available here
      • 11 of 12 types of specialists required to treat rectal cancer are available
      • Average experience of treating doctors is 8 years (as specialists)

Specialist

Aster CMI has a multi-disciplinary team of oncologists to treat cancer. This type of treatment approach with multiple specialists is considered a global best practice in cancer treatment.

While Aster CMI has almost all required specialists, there is no dedicated breast surgeon / women's cancer surgeon. Site-specific surgeons are offered by some hospitals who maintain a dedicated focus on few specific cancers, often treating a large volume of the same type of cancers. Palliative care specialists are specialized doctors who work with patient during treatment and recovery to provide relief from symptoms such as pain. There is no dedicated palliative care specialist currently at Aster CMI, however they do have oncologists who have taken additional training in palliative treatments.

The following specialists are required for breast cancer treatment and available here:

  • Surgical oncologist
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Onco-pathologist
  • Radiologist
  • Professional Genetic Counselor
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Dietitian
  • Tumor Board

Infrastructure

The hospital has almost all clinical services (basic, specialized, super-specialized) recommended by international standards for breast cancer treatment. We looked at 35 services required for breast cancer treatment, Aster CMI has 97% of these.

Below are the list of clinical services required for breast cancer treatment and are available here:

Basic Services- Diagnostic & Preparatory Tests

  • History & Physical Exam
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Pathology

Specialized Services-Diagnostic & Preparatory Tests (Basic+)

  • Ultrasound
  • Histology
  • Surgery

Super-Specialized Services- Diagnostic & Preparatory Tests (Specialized+)

  • Fertility Counseling
  • Mental Health Professional - psychology / psychiatric
  • Social Work / Counseling services

Basic Services- Treatment

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Basic Palliative Care

Specialized Services- Treatment (Basic+)

  • Radiation Therapy
  • Palliative RT
  • General Palliative Care Team

Super-Specialized Services- Treatment (Specialized+)

Targeted Therapy

Basic Services- Follow- UP

History & Physical Exam

Specialized Services- Follow- UP (Basic+)

  • Lymphedema management
  • Gynecologic Assessment

Facilities

Aster CMI has the following patient services:

  • 24x7 Emergency Room
  • ICU
  • Ambulance
  • Digitized Patient Records HIS
  • Home pick up for lab sample
  • Online test report delivery
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department
  • Private Insurance accepted
  • TPA Desk
  • International Outstation patient helpdesk

Why Choose This Hospital

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

Multi-disciplinary team of specialists: The cancer department has all required types of oncologists to review cases together (surgical, medical and radiation oncology). This type of collaborative approach to develop a treatment plan for the patient is considered a global best practice in cancer care. Being a multi-speciality hospital, there are other specialists also available who can work closely with oncologists on case specific issues e.g. urologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, neurosurgeons etc. This is particularly important for treating advanced stage cancer that has spread to other body parts.

Advanced Medical Infrastructure: The hospital has almost everything required for providing diagnostics and treatment according to international guidelines. The radiation therapy machine was purchased in 2019, and is one of the latest models with several features that are beneficial for patients. Also, this hospital is one of the few with Robotic surgery Robotics is being advocated for several types of cancer surgery as its known to have faster recovery time for patients.

Supportive Care Team: Cancer patients often need many supportive care specialists other than oncologists to deal with the treatment. Aster has departments for mental health specialists for counselling patients and families, a nutrition dept. for customizing diets, a rehabilitation dept. with different types of specialists such as physiotherapy for recovery post treatment. These supporting departments play an important role in cancer.

Financing Options: Aster launched the Aster financing service, a way for needy patients to fund treatments through loans. These loans are facilitated via Bajaj Finsev and Federal Bank, installment repayment options are made available to patients. According to Aster finance service, the interest on the loan is borne by Aster.